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Faust

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Wayne, Philip(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0141902973 / 9780141902975
eBook (EPUB)
832.6
22/02/1973
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England
377 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Reprint. Description based on print version record.

The second part of Goethe's masterpiece opens with Faust struggling to recover from the death of his beloved Gretchen.

The quick-witted demon Mephistopheles soon persuades him to look beyond his sorrow and enter the world of politics and power, but the great scholar is still eager for new sensations, and asks Mephistopheles to reveal Helen of Troy to him in a vision.

Overwhelmed by her beauty, Faust demands she be brought back from the underworld - but even this fails to bring him contentment, and his appetite for knowledge remains unsated.

Completed a few months before Goethe's death, this rich and allusive work weaves together a wealth of diverse philosophical ideas and influences, reworking the medieval myth of Dr Faustus and speculating upon the search for truth in the Age of Enlightenment.

BIC:

DD Plays, playscripts, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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